do this may result in a paper jam, or excessive moisture on the trailing
edge of the print, which would cause nonuniformity. When developing a
photomechanical print, stiffen the lead edge of the print by folding a
2inch tab, emulsion to emulsion, straight across the lead edge. This tab
will prevent a lightweight print from wrapping around the rubber rollers.
d. Replacement of activator and stabilizer chemical supply bottles and
emptying drain bottles. To replace the activator and stabilizer chemical
supply bottles, proceed as follows:
Before refilling chemical supply bottles (figure 31) with
fresh chemicals, label one bottle Activator with black ink
and label the other bottle Stabilizer with red ink. The
activator may cause eyeburns. Prolonged or repeated
contact with skin may cause irritation. If activator is
splashed in the eyes, flush eyes immediately with cool
water for 15 minutes and get medical attention.
(1) Depress the illuminated startstop switch (figure 32) until
indicator lamp is extinguished.
(2) Remove the activator and stabilizer chemical supply bottles (figure
(3) Remove the valve assemblies (figure 311) from the chemical supply
bottles. Rinse the valve assemblies thoroughly in cold water and shake to
dry. If chemical supply bottles are to be refilled, rinse each thoroughly
with cold water and drain dry. If chemical supply bottles are not to be
refilled, they may be discarded after rinsing.
(4) Screw the activator valve assembly (black) on the new or refilled
activator chemical supply bottle. Screw the stabilizer valve assembly (red)
on the new or refilled stabilizer chemical supply bottle. Store [at a
temperature of 65 to 85 F (18 to 29 C)] the two chemical supply bottles
to await installation.
(5) Remove the feed shelf (figure 31J) from the print processor.